Thursday, September 17, 2009

West Hills Baptist Church in Lebanon, TN. This painting was done in 2007 for my Sister to put in her "Little Ladies Classroom."

As I was straighten up a closet in Mimi's hallway, I came across a book entitled, A Family Treasury of Prayers. I thought I would share Henry Alford (1810-1871) prayer.

O Lord, give us more charity, more self denial, more likeness to thee.

Teach us to sacrifice our comforts to others, and our liking for the sake of doing good.

Make us kindly in thought, gentle in word, generous in deed.

Teach us that it is better to give than receive better to forget ourselves than to put ourselves forward, better to minister than to be ministered unto.

And to thee, the God of love, be all glory and praise, now and forever.

THE KITTY JUSTICE IS THAT THE PRAYER APPLIES TO 2009 AND THOSE OF US WHO ARE HERE EVEN THOUGH IT WAS WRITTEN YEARS LONG PAST.

5 comments:

Merle said...

Dear Dianne ~~ Lovely painting of
the church and a really great find
of the Prayer. If we could only be true to those words, life would be better for all of us.
Glad you didn't fall out of your chair reading my jokes. Glad you enjoyed. Take great care.
Love, Merle.

Lady Di Tn said...

Merle
Thanks and Peace.

Joyce said...

Amen and Amen to your pray. The church painting is beautiful.

Love and Hugs,
Joyce from Creation In Progress

Small City Scenes said...

That prayer is so relevant to today. Of course prayer always is.

Is that one of your beautiful paintings? It is lovely.

Her is how I learned to make a collage. Thanks to Coca. Try it.
http://www.cocapitspot.blogspot.com/

Lady Di Tn said...

Joyce
Thanks and Welcome to Kitty Justice. So glad you liked the prayer and my painting. Peace

MB
Yes that is one of my paintings and I also put Ms. Spring on the sidebar. Thanks for the site I will check it out and might get as talented as you. Peace